Benji. @avatarbenji

Benji. featured on NPR's Slingshot: Artists To Watch In 2019 List

Benji. is a rapper, singer, musician, and producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On January 17, 2019, Benji. was selected as one of 20 artists from around the world for NPR's Artists To Watch In 2019 list thanks to the nomination from local radio station WYEP.

"In November, I caught Benji. at a packed local showcase called Glow Up. As the audience danced and sang along, it was clear that big things were in store for Benji., whose new album is scheduled for a May release." —Kyle Smith, WYEP
Cover photo by Jared Wickerham for the Pittsburgh City Paper

One month prior to being featured on NPR, Benji. appeared on the cover of the Pittsburgh City Paper on December 12, 2019, widely regarded as Pittsburgh's breakout star of 2018 after the release of his debut album, "Smile, You're Alive!", on May 24, 2018.

Smile, You’re Alive! isn’t just a collection of songs. The album tells Benji.’s story. He holds nothing back, resulting in 42 minutes of fluid, raw emotion. —Jordan Snowden, Pittsburgh City Paper
12-song album by Benji. available on all streaming platforms!

Benji. has built up a great following in Pittsburgh and it continues to grow thanks to his hit single “Mimosa” (also on all platforms) which has generated over 96,000 streams across Soundcloud, Apple Music, and Spotify. Benji. undoubtedly has the backing and support needed to make the jump to the next level.

Available on all streaming platforms!
Alternate album cover
"That’s Pittsburgh rapper Benji., whose new album Smile You’re Alive, marks his transition from his previous moniker Courtesy. After thinking it over for a long time, the artist decided to change his stage name to reflect something more personal." - WYEP 91.3 FM
Benji. performing in Morgantown, West Virginia
“You can’t deny the talent of Benji., especially from his energetic live performance persona; he is a Pittsburgh must-see.” - Local-Pittsburgh Magazine
"Benji’s skills as a singer, rapper and producer make him a dream; “Mimosa” is the kind of catchy tune to soundtrack your bus ride to brunch — if, that is, you’re comfortable dancing on the bus." - Meg Fair, PGH City Paper

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